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In colonial Connecticut between 1670 and 1719, women [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2010, 11:03
In colonial Connecticut between
1670 and 1719, women participated
in one of every six civil cases, the
vast majority of which were debt-
(5) related. Women’s participation
dropped to one in ten cases after
1719, and to one in twenty by the
1770’s. however, as Cornelia
Hughes Dayton notes in Women
(10) Before the Bar: Gender, Law,
and Society in Connecticut,
1639-1789, these statistics are
somewhat deceptive: in fact,
both the absolute numbers and
(15) the percentage of adult women
participating in civil cases grew
steadily throughout the eighteenth
century, but the legal activity of
men also increased dramatically,
(20) and at a much faster rate. Single,
married, and widowed women
continued to pursue their own and
their husbands’ debtors through
legal action much as they had
(25) done in the previous century, but
despite this continuity, their place
in the legal system shifted
dramatically. Men’s commercial
interests and credit networks
(30) became increasingly far-flung,
owing in part to the ability of
creditors to buy and sell promissory
notes (legal promises to
pay debts). At the same time,
(35) women’s networks of credit and
debt remained primarily local and
personal. Dayton contends that,
although still performing crucial
economic services in their
(40) communities—services that
contributed to the commercialization
of the colonial economy—women
remained for the most part outside
the new economic and legal culture
of the eighteenth century.
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Q25
The passage is primarily concerned with
A. reporting an author’s view of a phenomenon
B. disputing the reasons usually given for an
unexpected change
C. evaluating the conclusions reached by an
author
D. assessing the impact of certain legal
decisions.
E. defending a controversial point of view
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Q26
According to the passage, compared with women
in eighteenth-century Connecticut, men were
A. more likely to rely on credit and go into debt
B. more likely to pursue their families’ debtors
C. more likely to participate in economic transactions
outside their own communities
D. less likely to perform economic services
in their own communities.
E. less likely to participate in civil cases that
were not debt-related.
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Q27
The passage suggests that which of the following
best compares the economic concerns of women
with those of men toward the close of the eighteenth
Century in colonial Connecticut?
(A)Both men and women had more economic
responsibilities at the end of the century
than they had had at the beginning of the
century.
(B)Women’s economic activities had become
less varied by the end of the century;
men’s economic activities had become
more varied.
(C)Women’s economic activities at the end of
the century were similar to their activities
at the beginning; men’s economic activities
changed considerably.
(D)Women’s economic concerns at the end of
the century were primarily familial; men’s
economic concerns were primarily political.
(E)Women’s economic concerns at the end of
the century were primarily personal; men’s
economic needs were primarily familial.
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Re: women in Connecticut: 1670 - 1719 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2010, 14:02
Q25. A
This passage explains a phonemenon and then reports an author’s view of the phenomenon.

Q26.A
I am not 100% sure of this answer. But reached to this option after reading the passage "Men’s commercial
interests and credit networks
(30) became increasingly far-flung,
owing in part to the ability of
creditors to buy and sell promissory
notes (legal promises to
pay debts)"

Q27.C
concluded this answer from "but the legal activity of men also increased dramatically,
(20) and at a much faster rate"
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Re: women in Connecticut: 1670 - 1719 [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2010, 03:47
mads wrote:
Q25. A
This passage explains a phonemenon and then reports an author’s view of the phenomenon.

Am partly stuck here. True, the passage referred to an author (however, as Cornelia
Hughes Dayton notes...these statistics are
somewhat deceptive: ), but went further (in fact,
both the absolute numbers and...) to give further insights.

What do you think?


Q26.A
I am not 100% sure of this answer. But reached to this option after reading the passage "Men’s commercial
interests and credit networks
(30) became increasingly far-flung,
owing in part to the ability of
creditors to buy and sell promissory
notes (legal promises to
pay debts)"

Men's commercial interests and credit networks (economic activities) became increasingly far-flung - distant/remote locations. Do you think option A is still correct?

Q27.C
concluded this answer from "but the legal activity of men also increased dramatically,
(20) and at a much faster rate"

Yup, i got the clue from "at a much faster rate"
I dont have a problem with your choice on this.
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Re: women in Connecticut: 1670 - 1719 [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2010, 04:05
IMO:
Q25
B. disputing the reasons usually given for an
unexpected change = using words in paragraphs 5 and 10 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Q26

C. more likely to participate in economic transactions
outside their own communities - paragraph 30...men far-flung into transactions

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(D)Women’s economic concerns at the end of
the century were primarily familial; men’s
economic concerns were primarily political. = using last paragraph..women remained outside...
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Re: women in Connecticut: 1670 - 1719 [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2010, 04:21
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Yup, i got the clue from "at a much faster rate"
I dont have a problem with your choice on this.


The faster rate is about the legal activity and not the economic activity. When it comes to economic activity, women were family oriented, but men did a lot more things. IMO D is the correct ans
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Re: women in Connecticut: 1670 - 1719 [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2010, 11:50
shaz24 wrote:
gmatbull wrote:

Yup, i got the clue from "at a much faster rate"
I dont have a problem with your choice on this.


The faster rate is about the legal activity and not the economic activity. When it comes to economic activity, women were family oriented, but men did a lot more things. IMO D is the correct ans

U are right, but D is not the OA.
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Re: women in Connecticut: 1670 - 1719 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 04:27
ACC IMO..

Reasons:

25 The passage is primarily concerned with
A[color=#00FF40]. reporting an author’s view of a phenomenon Bingo...... Only one theory presented and explained. Neither supported by the passage nor criticised.[/color]
B. disputing the reasons usually given for an
unexpected change (Is there any other reason given? No. Only one reason is eexplained thru out)
C. evaluating the conclusions reached by an
author (Is the passage trying to have an opinion abt the authors POV? No. It just mentions the name of the author and her ideologies and runs with it)
D. assessing the impact of certain legal
decisions. (Out of scope)
E. defending a controversial point of view (No other POV mentioned, so theres no question of defending or evaluating other opinion)

Q26
According to the passage, compared with women
in eighteenth-century Connecticut, men were
A. more likely to rely on credit and go into debt ( Where is it mentioned that MOST men would do this. Some will, but how many wont? So OOS)
B. more likely to pursue their families’ debtors (Exact opposite of what the author is trying to say)
[color=#00FF00]C. more likely to participate in economic transactions
outside their own communities
Bingo........As is clear from lines 27 to 37, women got involved with personal transactions and men with transactions outside their community)
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D. less likely to perform economic services
in their own communities. (Women are more likely to do this does not mean that men are less likely to do the same thing, according the passage. Might be true, might be not, not the best answer)
E. less likely to participate in civil cases that
were not debt-related. (Whhhhhaaaaa!!!!!! Totally OOS)
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Q27
The passage suggests that which of the following
best compares the economic concerns of women
with those of men toward the close of the eighteenth
Century in colonial Connecticut?
(A)Both men and women had more economic
responsibilities at the end of the century
than they had had at the beginning of the
century. (True, but not the best answer, coz its not the primary reason why we are reading this passage)
(B)Women’s economic activities had become
less varied by the end of the century;
men’s economic activities had become
more varied. (Womens activities were same, NOT less. So I striked it out)
(C[color=#00FF40])Women’s economic activities at the end of
the century were similar to their activities
at the beginning; men’s economic activities
changed considerably.
.... Right on the mark. Women were doing personal thing in the beginning and kept doing the same during the end of the century too. Men, on the other hand, grew up!!!!!..lol)
[/color](D)Women’s economic concerns at the end of
the century were primarily familial; men’s
economic concerns were primarily political. (Where does it say political!!!!)
(E)Women’s economic concerns at the end of
the century were primarily personal; men’s
economic needs were primarily familial (Men's -> Primarily familial!!!!! No shit..... Just wrong...)


Whats the OA BTW?
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Re: women in Connecticut: 1670 - 1719 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 12:41
IMO, ans should be:

25. C -> Author draws the following conlusion "these statistics are
somewhat deceptive" and provides evidences in the following statements to support his conclusion. In the end he mentions Cornila's theory and sounds concurring with her.
26. C - > Men’s commercial interests and credit networks (30) became increasingly far-flung,......, while women’s networks of credit and
debt remained primarily local andpersonal.
27. B - > This was easy.
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Re: women in Connecticut: 1670 - 1719 [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2010, 06:31
25. A
26. C
27. C
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Re: women in Connecticut: 1670 - 1719 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2010, 03:51
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C
C

as well explained by HELLRAISER...please share OA
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Re: women in Connecticut: 1670 - 1719 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2010, 05:04
I checked OAs at other sites and they are as follows:

the OAs are 25-C, 26-C, 27-B
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